Tag Archives: Late Mesolithic

Be “Monkish”: Think the unthinkable / await the unexpected

The Germans like it “normal”. I never completely understood exactly the meaning of this phrase. One meaning is certainly that the “normal” social, ideological, and work attitude of individuals should not differ more than +/- 2% from the common. – … Continue reading

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Some like it hot: The Origin of Spicy Food

 Garlic mustard from the herbal of Johann Wilhelm Weinmann: Phytanthoza iconographia (1737) Recently, phytoliths of garlic mustard seed (Alliaria petiolata) were found in carbonized food deposits on prehistoric pottery from the western Baltic dating from 6,1 k.a  to 5,7 k.a cal BP (Ertebölle … Continue reading

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Microlithic tools during the late Mesolithic of Europe

This is an extreme form of a trapezoid microlith from Denmark belonging to the late Kongemose or Ertebölle time horizon, which belongs to the late Mesolithic of this region. The onset of the Late Mesolithic at 7,5-6,5 cal. BC in … Continue reading

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